How Not to Get a Job
In February, Susan Gainen of University of Minnesota Law School published on the Career & Professional Development Blog some choice errors from the cover letters of job seekers in 2008. It may be hard to believe but these, these errors appear to be real:
- Trial advocacy and the defense of the indignant are the two primary forces behind my study of the law.
- I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss my qualifications and how foregoing a relationship would be mutually beneficial.
- If assiduousness and passion were candy, then I would leave you with a mouthful of cavities.
- My anal retentiveness to minute details is quite possibly one of my greatest strengths, not withstanding my sense of humor.